‘Let’s make Nunavut roar’: symposium speaker

Do not underestimate Inuit, keynote speaker Dr. Ken Coates cautioned hundreds of industry delegates in his opening salvo at the 2018 Nunavut Mining Symposium April 10. Coates, an academic who came of age in the Yukon when that territory seemed to be “opening a mine every second day”, variously addressed Nunavummiut and visitors, offering advice...
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Michele LeTourneau
Michele LeTourneau first arrived at NNSL's headquarters in Yellowknife in1998, with a BA honours in Theatre. For four years she documented the arts across the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Following a very short stint as a communications officer with the Government of the Northwest Territories, Michele spent a decade at a community-based environmental monitoring board in the mining industry, where she worked with Inuit, Chipewyan, Tlicho, Yellowknives Dene and Metis elders to help develop traditional knowledge and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit contributions for monitoring and management plans. She rejoined NNSL and moved to Iqaluit in May 2014 to write for Nunavut News. Michele has received a dozen awards for her work with NNSL.